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>> headlines. this ten-year-old boston boy called 911 because his how many told him to go to bed. and the dispatcher picked up he quickly hung up. cops called back and sent an officer to the home to explain to the boy he cannot call 911 without an emergency. >> and a giant four foot sinkhole wreaking havoc in a road in new jersey. crews are still trying it figure out what caused this. it sunk 18 cars. >> and time for your brew on the question of the day responses. earlier in the show we did a
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recap of this week's videos that went view roll and asked which is your favorite. here's your favorites. >> bedazzler said. >> and elephant made said this was his favorite. >> that video, by the way, was also the favorite among those who voted on our poll, bringing had in 44% of the vote. runner-up the hole in 9, followed by the fifth grade basketball score. >> all good videos and thank you all for response to go that. >> i liked the elephant best, although i am a golf fan. >> i enjoyed your piece. >> thank you. >> "fox and friends" starts right now. >> tgf, everyone. it's friday, february 22nd, 2013. i'm gretchen. i hope you will have a great day
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and a great weekend. they are the comments everyone is talking about. >> ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life i am a shamed of my country. >> why? >> we will play you morph the rapt that crashed his website. >> and joe biden sounded so confident when he shot his mouth off saying this. >> if you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun, by a shotgun. by a shotgun. >> turns out his advice is backfiring. >> details straight ahead. >> his son might be mad at him. and did george washington really chop down a cherry tree? why am i asking you these questions? because ice george washington's birthday. i hold in my hands the magic questions to the history test. i'm too smart to be stumped.
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"fox and friends" starts now! >> that's right, folks, february 22, 1732, the day george washing ton, our first president, was born. >> and my son. he's 8 today. i don't think he's up yet but if he's watching, happy birthday. >> happy birthday to him and to george washington, if you are watching. the country in a chrissy, we will try to get through it. >> and you looked good behind a podium. >> giving lectures. >> let's talk to you about some extreme weather hit soggy much of our country right now. check out this blizzard. this was the midwest moving toward new england. the heartland was blanketed by a foot and a half of snow, lead to go two deaths so far. states of emergency have been declared in missouri, kansas. mixing snow and rain has left
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many drivers struggling to stay on the road. check this out. lightning lit up the night sky in missouri as the to storm was winding down. that's bizarre. and the manhunt underway right now after a deadly shooting near the lilagio hotel in las vegas. a shots were fired into a maserati and it ran into a taxi driver and the drivers of the maserati and the taxicab died. >> the defense and prosecution wrapping up arguments in the bail hearing tore oscar pistorius. the judge announcing he will make his decision this morning at 7:30 eastern time. the prosecution claims since he won't admit to any wrongdoing it makes him more likely to take off. lead detective being replaced.
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turns out he's facing attempted murder charges himself. he and several other officers shot in a mini bus back in 2011. it's the end for a famous hollywood couple. josh brolin and diane lane is calling it ends. it was a tough year for josh bowl in, who was arrested for public intoxicate indication >> the president has said why don't we come together and try it augment the sequestration coming this way. eight days away, and he comes up with this. the president knows that the polls show that the american public, for some reason, sides with him on this. i think in a way he's trying to cover himself and say, look, i
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reached out, as he does a lot of interviews, national and local, to see if in fact he can get a deal. john boehner said i have an idea, why don't you call the democrats in the senate, get them to get us a proposal and we will deal with it because we've given you two ways in the house to augment this sequester and you have not taken up any. >> exactly. so the republicans said we came up with plans, we haven't heard from the president so the president called mr. bainer baid mr. mcconnell as well. the details were not released except to say it was a good conversation. then mr. carney turned around and said, look, we are ready to play ball with these guys but they won't play ball with us. boo-hoo, here's jay. >> there's a responsibility to do what the president has done, which is to hear what the american people are saying, which is, please compromise. please be reasonable.
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please do not adopt positions that represent my way or the highway approach. >> two monthsing a the republicans did compromise a a lot of people who were republicans were upset with the republicans for compromising because they raised taxes, something they often said they would never do. all you have to do is go back and look in december, the first round of the debt ceiling, and taxes went up. so this is the best sentence that i have seen in everything i read this morning about strategically what the white house's goal is. to maximize the cuts perceived cuts on middle class americans and blame the gop and weaken the gop prior to the election. why would the president continue to do this and say he's powerless even though he could just write an executive order? because it worked. it worked this december and he thinks it could work again. however this one could be
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different. >> let's officially name it now the square heft quester because that's what the white house is trying to do. the house republicans have passed two fix-it sequester bills but the u.s. senate, led by the democrats, abarren hi next week will suggest a new bill that will replace part of the sequester with a 30% minimum, minimum 30% tax on millionaires. yesterday -- which is extraordinary. yesterday rush limbaugh was -- he had had it up to here with the scare-quester, and he said this, and that comment crashed his website. here's rush. >> ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life i am ashamed of my country. to be watching all of this, to be treated, to have my intelligence, all of us, to have our common sense and
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intelligence insulted the way it's being, it just makes me ashamed. panic here, fear there. crisis, destruction, no meat inspection, no cops, no teachers, no firefighters, no air-traffic control. i'm sorry, my days of getting roped into all of this are over. they have the media play along with all of this. the ruling class, both parties, play along with all of this. it's insulting. i don't know how else to describe it. nothing ever changes. we just keep spending more money, we create more dependency, we get more and more irresponsible. one crisis to the next, all of them manufactured, except for the real crisis, which nobody ever addressed, and that is we can't afford any of this. >> interesting. now peggy has an article in the wall street journal today along that same vein of thought.
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it's called government by freakout. and with a she says is that president obama, he loves apparently chaos and that this is government freakout again. but she sums it all up again by saying maybe this one won't work. if you really want to be remembered as a lead who are got things done then you shouldn't always fall back on the freakout method. >> she says he's overplaying his hand this time. >> and the method for the president is he's extremely can have dent. he feels his polls are high and they say there's not that air of crisis inside the white house. but he believes he can talk to friendly media and portray himself anyway he wants. he spoke to al sharpton yesterday and he came out and said the only republican agenda is the agenda to protect the rich. i don't know where that comes from. >> but the republicans have to have a counter attack to that. i think -- >> they have a plan. >> the president has zero plan and the republicans have two. >> it's not a plan, it's about
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messaging. it's about getting the right message out there. we can have a plan but if we don't know how to deliver it, it doesn't matter. that's what i think they need to be become as the president. >> marco rubio, everybody is focused on the water. i was over the water while i was watching it, maybe because it was late night and i realized we had to get newspaper 90 minutes, but marco rubio had a speech that don't put me, the middle class guy, my ideas are not those of rich people because i'm not and here's why. i thought he laid it out very nice this day. >> here's the thing. republicans have great messages, but there is a news media in this country that simply is on the president's side. you look at the some of the political cartoons that came out yesterday, you see some people are finally snapping out of there. there you see the media doing that to the president's leg right there. not surprising. and we have another one or two as well. and there you go.
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there's the media in the lap of the president and the president says good doggy, play did. democracy in this country doesn't work until the media does its job and the problem is right now it's an in said job. a lot of mainstream media helped get this president elected. they don't want to back out on him right now. besides, if they say anything critical, they will get frozen out in any future press-availabilities. but as i read in a blog that came out yesterday, there are a lot of mainstream media there are being frozen out right now like the wall street journal, the washington post and the new york times . >> i think their third story today is the president over-- is the president overplaying his hand with the sequester? >> let's talk a little bit about the vice president. sometimes he brings a little lefty to our discussions, does he not? >> not on purpose. >> he is it for me. vice president joe biden had this comment about when he was talking about the gun control
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debate with another gentleman who seemed to be surprise bad some of thinks comments. >> if you want to protect yourself get a double barrel shotgun, have the shells of the 12 gauge shotgun, and i promise you, as i told my wife, i said, jill, if there's ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out and put the double barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. i promise you whoever is come in is not going to. you don't need an ar15. >> the problem is that's pretty much against the law and his son might prosecute him in delaware because he's the attorney general. they say a sergeant in wilmington, who wanted to be name less, said residents are not allowed to fire their guns on their property. he went on to say on your property you can't just shoot someone, you have to really feel your life is being threatened. so a small rustling in the bushes and you have poor jill biden with a double barreled
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shotgun on their balcony >> you can even shoot press passers in the great state of delaware. >> he would be loveable if he was former vice president joe biden, if he wasn't in charge if something happened to the president. but to think he's leading the charge on gun reform is scary. >> i love the reaction of the other guy sitting next to them, especially now you know the commence i recall legal. you go back and play the video he's like, oh, my gosh, what is he going to say next? who is that guy, by the way some. >> the scariest thing for the administration is to see joe biden without papers in front of him. that means he's ad-libbing. >> i think it's funny that his son, the attorney general, had to have him walk and step back and say maybe not so much. it makes me yearn for the jody clip we once put together if we had them all in a row.
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>> it was four hours long. it's 13 1/2 after the top of hour. if congress doesn't act one week from today our military will be hit with $500 billion in cuts. >> over ten years. >> over ten years. exactly right. this all, as china prepares for war. is this a deadly combination? look at that, he's up and reporting for duty already. >> and are they ripping off our government and seniors? what? [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do.
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>> seventeen minutes after the top of the hour. here's a new story, china is preparing for war and we are talking about possibly cutting our military capabilities further if congress doesn't have
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mandatory cuts next week. is this a disaster? john bolton is here with his thoughts. i'm sure they are plentiful on this issue. is it a deadly mixture, china beefing up? we have seen the cyber attacks of late. >> it's hard to imagine a worse kind to have the kinds of massive budget cuts we've already had in the first four years of the obama presidentdy coupled with sequestration. the russians are increasing their forces the and the chinese are creating a blue water navy. they have the most advanced cyber warfare capability in the world. we have other threats like iran and the nuclear weapons program. the sign of cutting back is a sign of weakness that our adversaries read very carefully. >> the president was talking about disarming nuclear iran and
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then there was the test missile. are these efforts by the country say we know what you are up to and we going to push your buttons a little bit or is there no relationship at all. >> that's our strategic response to our weakness. they see the weakness and they will take advantage of it. the president has an erroneous view of american power. he sees our power, our nuclear power, of being provocative wishes causes the problem. in his view you reduce the power, things will be better. the exact opposite is true. it's not the strength that's provocative, it's the weakness. >> yesterday carney seed the president is basically powerless. >> he's in a situation he has created for himself. his motive here is to raise taxes. he couldn't careless about cutting government spending except cutting the pentagon which is why the sequester idea
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was terrible. it's a choice between higher tacks and lower military spending. i don't know who agreed to that. the president likes that choice. >> even if congress would get together and give him the authority to change the areas we cut, even though we stay at the same dollar line, you would be of the opinion he would want to cut the military? >> absolutely. i think we will have the sequestration. i think the objective should be as soon as we can get military spending back up where it should be and cut domestic spending more deeply. >> former ambassador to the united nations, john bolton. great to see you. have a great weekend. >> thank you. >> remember the mayor and fired himself when the town was broke? he says it's not his fault he's illiterate. and did george washington really chop down a cherry tree? we have three minutes to study up because we are taking a history test. brian is getting behind the
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>> let's look at today's headlines. they sound something like this there are conflicting reports whether one of mexico's most wanted drug lord's have been killed or not. the police say there are no bodies or confirmation of a drug fight in the wake of a fight between drug gangs. that's odd. they said he is dead. four people are now facing charges in connection with one of the largest salmonella outbreak in u.s. history. they all work for peanut corporation of america. the company's filthy processing plants were blamed for the
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peanut butter outbreaks that killed nine and sickened hundreds. the charges including fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. now back to our regularly-scheduled program. >> happy birthday george washington, founding father, and our nation's first u.s. president was born 281 years ago today in virginia n honor of his birthday we will have a little quiz to see how much all the stuff about george washington. >> luckily the presidential historian is here. the author of a new book called "american folks." good to see you backs in person. >> thank you. >> you are going to quiz us? >> i am. >> i'm nervous. >> a, b and c. we will make it easy. >> okay. >> why is it george washington -- isn't george washington smiling in any of his paintings? keep in mind jefferson didn't smile either. is it a, painter told bad jokes, the painter had bad breath or
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washington had to standstill for hours? what do you think? >> c is correct. and painting was a social media of the day but they had to standstill. they couldn't click, click and take a picture. >> but the painter may have also had bad breath. >> he may have, and he might have told bad jokes but that wasn't why he wasn't smiling. >> who is winning? >> i think there's a tie right now. we good. number two. >> what were washington's false teeth made of? a horse teeth, b hippopotamus teeth or made out of wood? >> hippo is correct. can you imagine wearing helppo helppo -- hippo teeth in your mouth? >> that's disgusting. >> now washington didn't get to go to college but what was his first real job out in the real world? what do you think? land surveyor, b, teacher or, c, a border patrol agent?
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>> land surveyor. >> that's correct. he learned the math to survey the land and he was a border patrol agent years later. >> who is winning? judges official? >> you and steve are cried and i'm losing. >> we are tied in first and you are in the distant second. >> i her the booby prize is better. okay, what's next some. >> what did washington give up the day he became president? was it tobacco chewing, was it dancing, was it his paycheck? you got it right. c is the correct answer. no other president has given up higgs salary but george washington did. >> and he didn't take any money to be washington. >> he was one of the wealthiest men in the united states. >> joel, does that cont? you are the official judge. does that cont? >> yes. thank you. >> you are not even paying attention. >> all right. what building did george washington help to design but never occupy? never lived in? was it, a, the white house, b,
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mt. vernon, or, c, the washington monument? the white house. he never lived there but he did survey it. >> was i the only one that got that right? >> oh, bummer. >> everyone got that right. but washington went out and surveyed it and chose where the front door would go but he died before it was done. >> one more quick question. it's a true or false. >> it is true or false. did washington really chop down the cherry tree? true a, b false. what do you think? >> false, that's right. it was a myth created after his death. >> with a does this all mean? >> i think these are all really fun things know about washington but he deserves the place of honor he holds in our place of history. >> and what about throwing a dollar over the potomac? >> he had a good retch but not a mile across the potomac. i think we have something to celebrate here. >> okay, i won.
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blow out the candles. >> i get we -- i thought we get to cut the cake. we have to blow out the candles? >> very good. you keep it. you have a kid in college. >> give it to jane. >> jane we look forward to your book. >> thank you. >> it will be great. and george washington, the more you study him, the more impressed in your opinion. >> he was the really deal. >> the next time i want a question about his hair. >> all right. >> coming up, he had a ticket to wrestlemania, but one wwe star just got arrested. >> and the scooter store say they are here to help but they may have just helped themselves and ripped off taxpayers. is that so? first, happy birthday to james blunt. he's 39. and he shares a birthday with george washington. ♪
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it's called chardonnay. [laughter] >> that's true, actually. >> we learned yesterday it's actually a protein that affection women. >> 30% women have 30% morph this particular women. i think 20,000 words? >> women use on average 20,000 words a day. men 7,000 words a day. >> right, because we are good at contractions. >> yes. and you are also good at just women tell a whole big long story and men give their one-sentence-long opinion. >> sometimes that's all it takes. >> but i will stay this, i don't like stereotypes. even if it is something chemical. >> even if it's scientific? >> right. 27 minutes before the top of the hour on this friday. >> go ahead, brian. make up the 7,000 words. >> the whole show stops because my name is on the prompter. oh, wait. look at that. all right, sorry. >> it's part of your 7,000 words. go for it. >> but i feel like a woman wrote them for me so it will be very robust. the white house finally agreeing
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to release e-mails and they revealed who decided to push bogus information about the benghazi terror attack. >> brian, the cia talking points, u.n. ambassador susan rice before the imfamous string of five sunday interviews, interesting the benghazi attack being spontaneous but excluded about al-qaeda. the white house is going to release e-mails who could explain who in the government helped craft that version of events. we are learning egypt isn't letting us talk to a suspect who is believed to have knowledge of which terrorists participated in the attacks. the state department isn't answering questions with -- about him. >> i think you are taking me questions that are better directed at the fbi.
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>> a few weeks ago another suspect was freed by the tunisian government by a lack of evidence. even though the fbi was eventually able to briefly speak with him, we recently heard the president's nominee for cia director, john brennan, said we couldn't get to him sooner due to respect for tunisian law. >> they didn't give us access to him and we don't have any information from him. we work with our partners across the board and when they are able to detain individuals according to their laws, we work to see if we can have the ability to ask them questions sometimes indirectly and sometimes directly. >> and a lack of answers about with a happened in benghazi led republican senator lindsay graham to tell usa today yesterday that he keeps plans on holding up john brennan's information until he provides for information like the drone video of the attack. back to you. >> it's amazing they have problems with confirmation, jack
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hag hele and jack lou they callm the forest gump of the treasury because of his tangled webs. >> they do the questions and say they don't like the person nominated and then they vote for them. i don't get it. >> some are staying i'm asking the president to pull back hagle. >> historically the government g. does go ahead and give the president the people he wants for his cabinets. when they come to lifetime appointments, that's when they are more skeptical. >> he was a wrestler but now he has a date in court. he was busted to are driving under the influence and speeding and marijuana possession. he was arrested in florida hours after a taping for the show "mac down." he's scheduled to wrestle for the world's reweight championship in april. the wwe said swagger is responsible for his own actions. >> worried this morning about
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something you might have in your refrigerator right now. there is 38,000 pounds of pork sausage recalled in twelve different states. it's the gwaltney mild roll and some complained there was plastic in it. they said it likely came from the gloves of the workers. >> i always get the pork without the plastic. and the scooter store, the largest provider of mobility for scenors is accused of thousands of dollars in medicare claims. they prescribe scooters tore people who do not need them. >> it happens all the time. >> the scooter store is cutting 150 jobs, blaming pending government charges. >> the mayor who was fired when the town was broke said it's not
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his fault. the lawyers for him say the unschooled and illiterate democrat didn't have enough training to know that his salary was illegal? the prosecutors say it was all about agreed. >> this was a city turned upside down by a culture of corruption. >> five other city officials are also on trial. the case is now being decided by a jury. >> unique. now some extreme weather for you on this friday morning. a lot of people digging out this morning after a massive snowstorm slammed the central portion of the country. it's being blamed for at least two deaths and crippled flights and caused dangerous conditions. the mixing rain and snow cause slick roadways. and we are outside the world headquarters with a look where it is headed next. janice. >> steve, you are from kansas,
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right? >> i am, and they got walloped. >> in some cases 18 inches of snow? kansas. this is one of the biggest snowstorm they have seen in years. over a foot for a lot of folks. wichita saw their second biggest snowfall total for two days. that's coming in at 1.2. let's show you where the storm is going right now. the low pressure associated with the system is across the great lakes in the upper midwest. they could get three to five inches across chicago. then for areas across the south, a flooding risk. you see the wintry mix. several inches in the upper midwest and we could be dealing with freezing rain and snow with the ohio valley. go south and that's where we are dealing with the blues advisories. we could see several inches of rain, two or three inches, and the potential for thunderstorms with hail and damaging winds. wasn't to quickly point out we could have another snowstorm this weekend for new england
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where they could get upwards of a foot north and west of boston. so unfortunately we are dealing with more snow and winter is not over yet. we have another storm that's going to hit the plains early next week, if you can believe it. back to you inside the studio. >> good thing you are here. thanks so much. >> it's friday morning and you know what that means. >> it's time to take a look back at all the fun we've had. another week of "fox and friends. " >> you are looking live -- >> wait a minute, ann is changing the oil. >> this is my bucket list. i'm on the curvey couch and i wash you every morning. >> maybe we should whisper it. >> gets weirder than that? >> gets much weirder. >> we are making the music. >> i'm trying too change. be a little less predictable. >> keith is very normal. he will diagnose us next.
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>> we couldn't go into the living room when we were growing up. it was the fancy living room. >> tell me more. >> i need a lot of that. >> this is the couch at home. >> if he doesn't do what he needs to do between now and the end of march, we will find somebody else. >> oh, my gosh! >> what? what? >> did you hear that? good luck, buddy. >> ♪ and i gladly stand up >> you are wearing red -- or yellow. >> it's the question that has eluded men for centuries. why do women talk so much? we have to get the scientific answer. why is it that you talk so much, gretchen? >> because i can? >> because you can. >> turn his camera off, as soon as you do that, he's going down. >> do you call that company or do you call your credit card company? >> i'm calling nicole. >> listen. don't call me. >> brian, call me. i'll take your call.
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i know that nicole said don't call me but i'll take your call. >> never been rejected like that before. >> actually, i have. >> i may not. i'm shaken. >> well, i think the quote of the week is nicole's, "don't call me." >> and i talk to her in the call and she walks right by. she walked 22 miles during that segment. >> you have to work out later on. i think you can start by texting her. >> a lot of people get in trouble that way. >> it's a busy week on "fox and friends. " >> straight ahead, did you get a flu shot this week some turns out it's not working for one age group. which one? we'll tell you. >> both my parents can attest to that. get ready for the pc oscars. the beautiful models that hand
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♪one face that lights when it nears you.♪ ♪and you will be happy too. >> it was once the richest city in america. the home of the blue-collar worker. now detroit has high unemployment, has blight and named america's most miserable city by forbes magazine. what happened? let's talk to the guy that just affirmed that's true. author of a brand new book "detroit, an american autopsy." >> we are number one, man. >> way to go. >> charlie, what happened to detroit? >> a lot of things happened to detroit. the oil embargo, we were making bad cars, racial problems, trade packs happened in detroit. >> you have your corrupt politics.
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>> corrupt politicians and new economy with ex-sottic pees of paper, mortgages, and credit default swaps we bought in and, boom, pop goes the weasel. >> how long has the detroit been run by democrats? is it related? >> i hear that a lot. that's the liberals running it into the ground. but the last republican mayor of detroit went to federal prison for corruption. the three county officials in 1942 went to prison. it's our culture. and one detroit democrat running wall street, not one detroit democrat running hall -- haliburton. we are just corrupt cheaters. >> you grew up in detroit and went to work in los angeles and went back to detroit. when you were growing up your mother's flower shop was fire bombed. >> it sure was. it was called devil's night. an orgy of fire and people burning things up. it was for insurance purposes
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and getting crack heads out of your neighborhood and when that happened my mom said i'm gone. she turned. >> what is detroit going to do? we featured a tape a little while ago where some of the city leaders said time for a washington bailout. >> no. >> that's probably not going to happen. >> there's no money in washington. we are going to give detroit more money? wake up. wipe your nose and let's get going. but good things are happening in detroit if i can actually say that. >> you do. >> the last mayor, the jury is out on this his federal corruption trial. the fbi is hanging more paper than an interior decorator. they are going through everything. the car companies are making money. thank you very much to the american public for helping us out there. we have all the water in the world. the busiest trade corridor on the continent with canada. so we actually have a future. i'm look at places like st. louis, phoenix. what do you all do? so this is sort of the bellwether. detroit was the first up, made the middle class, we are down. the united states is following.
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we are coming up. >> good luck. we hope you turn around in detroit where right now a used car actually costs more than some houses. >> you want to know how crazy it was? i was urinating in the dark and a guy pulled a gun on me. and i said whoa, and he said oh, charlie luduff, how are you doing? >> thank you very much. >> nice to be here. >> next up on the run down, feeling the need for speed some heather is and she's giving us an inside look at the daytona international speedway coming up next. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. mommy's having a french fry.
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>> in two days nascar's best driver will hit the track at daytona 500.
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>> the 2013 nascar season actually kicked off the weekend before the daytona 500. there was plenty of excitement. take a look. >> we are here at daytona international speedway for the kick off of this 2013 sprint cup series. ♪ >> the sprint unlimited kicks off the season followed by speed week, leading up to the daytona 500. while it's a week of pun for the fans, the drivers have a whole lot of work to do, including a walk down the red carpet. >> it gives us some confidence to win here but daytona is a special place. >> the daytona 500 poll winner danica patrick and ricky, going in the spotlight for their relationship off the track and as rookie of the year contenders. >> it's about, you know, getting the most about every single weekend and learning and getting
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better and better and better. >> it's awesome to be here. we are excited. we feel really good about the race team. >> while the red carpet may be fun, i wanted to know what it's like behind the wheel. look who we found, greg biffle. a veteran behind the wheel and potential triple crown winner. >> you have to be in the right place at the right time and i have been lucky enough to be in that position but be a little bit short. i'm so pumped up and i can't wait to get inside here. >> he wasn't kidding. he really couldn't wait. he got right in the right way. >> the door doesn't open very good so you have to kind of squeeze down in it. that's just about it. >> then there's my way. >> so i swing my first leg up and put it on the seat. brace yourself, swing this one and put it there. and then lean all the way
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forward. >> yay! not as grace full as you but i got in. >> but race time being pretty good just doesn't cut it, especially when you are reaching needs up to 195 miles per hour. >> it takes a lot of skill and the right moves and everything. >> it's not just the driver that makes a difference on race day, it is the team behind the driver that can put him in front. from the tires to the haller, which is how everything gets race to race for the team. that begins with the crew chief. matt, what is the main thing you have to concentrate on the race week. >> the shop, get to go the shop and getting to the racetrack, it is huge. >> this huge truck is how they do it with my buddy rider behind the wheel. >> everything to make the race is on the truck somewhere. car parts, motor, radio equipment, fire suits. >> and a washer in here? >> but biffle's crew isn't just
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on the ground, they are also in the sky. >> i will be up where it says daytona on the roof and telling him what's going on with the cars around him. >> there's biffle on the left. >> his spotter played a key role getting him through the seven-car pileup and helping him across the finish line in second place. >> kevin harvick leads. >> thanks everyone who helped me out there and let me do the story. >> that was real cool. fantastic. coming up later, jimmie johnson, mr. waltrip and they are coming up. >> and the next two hours just call it must-flee tv. nbc brass is not going to be about the new decisions out there morning and they are probably watching. tires squeal ] and you'll find advanced safety technology like an available heads-up display on the 2013 lexus gs.
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>> gretchen: good morning, everybody. it's friday, february 22. happy birthday to my little boy. i'm gretchen carlson.
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i hope you have a great day. here is what we need to tell you. fox news alert, a ruling is expected for oscar pistorius. will he be released on jail or head to the slammer? we're following this developing news and bring it right to you. >> brian: olive branch from the president? is this a signal of hope? not so fast. looks like a last minute deal on sequester turns out to be more of the same, the same blame game. >> steve: okay. what do you do if you can't agree with your mom on bedtime? well, one little boy called 911. and then the cops showed up. "fox & friends" hour two for friday starts right now. >> steve: you don't want to mess around with 911 because even if you hang up, they know where the phone call came from and they'll call back and figure out what
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went wrong. >> gretchen: by the way, we may have to do that george washington quiz that we did for his birthday over because janis dean just told me back in the green room that the smithsonian institute when she was ten years old in washington, d.c., told her that the president's teeth were, in fact, made out of wood. and not hippos. >> brian: i'm pretty sure. >> gretchen: should we call the smithsonian? >> steve: it's a pretty well-known fact that it was hippo. >> gretchen: janis, i'm so sorry to disappoint. >> steve: the smithsonian was free back in the day. >> brian: washington was in constant pain because of his teeth. >> gretchen: let's get to your headlines. we're 30 minutes away from the decision of oscar pistorius' bail hearing. this is lawyers, family and thes morning. the defense and prosecution wrapping up arguments earlier. lawyers for pistorius argue he's too famous to be a flight risk. the prosecution claims since he
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would not admit to any wrongdoing, that makes him more likely to take off. meantime, the lead detective on the case is being replaced. turns out he's facing his own attempted murder charges. and he several other officers shot at a mini bus allegedly back in 2011. a manhunt underway after a deadly shooting right near the bellagio hotel in las vegas. group of men in a black range rover fired shots into a maserati. it then slamd into a taxi and exploded into a fire ball. the driver of the maserati and two people inside the taxi died. the range rover sped off. the driver still on the loose. cops say it all started with a fight in the valet area of the hotel. who knew what and when? we may finally get more answers on the benghazi terrorist attack. fox news confirming that the obama administration will provide key e-mails now about the c.i.a. talking points. they falsely blamed that movie for the attack and removed terms
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like al-qaeda. it's expected the senate intelligence committee will see the e-mails next week. u.n. ambassador susan rice used them when she went on five different sunday talk shows and said the attack was not terrorism. oscar winners don't have to worry about the statue girl stealing their spotlight this sunday. that's because they've been replaced by aspiring film makers. the producers developed a contest for college students. each winner turned in an essay and 30 second video about how they would contribute to the future of the film industry. all will also get a makeover before they take the big stage. and those are your headlines. >> steve: as they literally roll out red carpet. let's talk a little bit about the sequester, the scare q, uester because they made it clear if it goes through, life as we know it on planet earth will pretty much end, even though we're talk being a 2% cut. the republicans have been giving it to the white house. we've come up with some plans. we passed two bills. we haven't even heard from the
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president of the united states. we haven't talked to him since last disaster. then the president picked up the phone and he did talk with speaker boehner and mitch mcconnell yesterday. jay carney wouldn't give us any details other than it was a good conversation. >> brian: here is the deal, the president of the united states goes golfing over the weekend even though is looming two weeks away and congress goes on vacation for a week, even though there is clearly warrants extra attention if it's something they want to avoid. the president feels the polls are on his side. the people are on his side. and he has successfully put the sequester as the blame for republicans in the house. but in reality, as you read the "washington post" today in their pinocchio system, it turns out jack lew came up with the idea, sold the president on it, and even made a speech on thursday blaming congress! wood woodward came out, demanded they check the record. it was the president's idea. >> gretchen: i think it's interesting that the timing, now that he finally reached out to
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bainer and mcconnell, the republicans yesterday. why? because in the past, the president's pressure on the republicans worked! it worked in december with the tax hike. so i think this is all about timing now. maybe he was hedging his bets that they would break again and maybe say okay. maybe we'll raise taxes again 'cause that's what he's asking them to do. now that it looks like they're not going to budge and that they actually might let the sequester go through, i think the president felt under pressure yesterday to at least make a phone call to those two gentlemen so that he can say yes, i reached out and they did nothing and so that's why we are where we are. >> steve: which would be wrong because the republicans actually is done something. mr. boehner's spokesperson said the president shouldn't be talking to the republicans. he should be talking to the democrats because the democrats in the senate actually next week are going to introduce a bill that would replace part of the sequester with a minimum 30% tax on millionaires. great. great first step.
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rubbing the republicans' nose in the fact that they gave up tax cuts last time. yesterday jay carney at the white house in the briefing said, you know, something might happen, but the republicans are going to have to cave. >> there is some responsibility here on the republicans' side to do what the president has done, which is to hear what the american people are saying, which is please compromise. please be reasonable. please do not adopt positions that represent a my way or the highway approach. >> steve: that's what we got. >> gretchen: it's interesting, because he's throwing out the word compromise. i think he knows the american public likes to hear that word because nothing is getting done. the only thing is that last time republicans feel like there wasn't that much of a compromise from the president. >> brian: yeah. there was three weeks ago when the president said, all right, i got my way. the rate is up to 39% and the threshold is $400,000. and it kicks in right away. so a lot of people thought that the republicans lost that
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battle. so when -- >> steve: they compromised. the republicans compromised. >> brian: you would think so. then when they want to go back and raise taxes on the so-called most fortunate in our society again, i think it's unbelievable the republicans somehow have allowed themselves to be labeled as the party of rich when there is no more rich republicans than there are rich democrats. >> steve: charles krauthammer said look, jay carney might be out there saying the republicans have got to do something, they did pass those two bills in the house and the president can actually do something today to stop it. here is mr. charles krauthammer. >> the president says it doesn't have to happen, he's right. all he has to do is say he's prepared to speak to republicans about shifting accounts. in other words, by having the same amount of cuts by actually -- but actually having to make choices, priorities, which is what governing is all about and that's why you have a budget. x is important, so he gets
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supported. why is less important, it gets cut. he is saying i'm not going to do that. >> brian: he's going to say i'm cutting air traffic controllers and allow people to go to the airport and have an hour and a half wait. he's gog try to make this seem as painful as possible. >> steve: because the president is -- it's the administration that actually picks what is going to be cut. so what charles krauthammer was talking about was let's have transfer authority where you're going to have to reduce the budget by about 2 1/2%. so give them the authority to pick. take a little money out of the conference bucket of cash and put it over in payroll so people don't get furloughed. >> gretchen: the problem is if congress gives the president that ability to say exactly what he wants to cut, then if you speak to some people like former u.n. ambassador john bolton who was on the show the last hour, he will tell you the president probably will still pick the military to cut. do you really accomplish anything by giving him that authority if, in fact, he will stay -- >> brian: what it would do is expose the fact that he's not a
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pro-defense president once and for all and it will show he's not in the military's corner. right now he can say, republicans are the ones letting this happen of the but i think it's very telling that the people got in the middle of this fight have nothing to do with this fight. the pentagon had nothing to do with this fight. why they have o take 50% of the cuts is just inexcusable! >> gretchen: because it was a draconian measure. it was originally to try and get people to come together to discuss the debt ceiling. >> brian: let dracula go bite somebody else. >> gretchen: that's why they did the cuts that they thought both sides would hate so much that they would never allow us to get to this point and here we are. >> steve: let's talk a little bit p -- right. exactly. and if the president were given the authority then, the transfer authority, and he did do the draconian cuts with the -- 2% cuts to the military, then people could say look, it was the president's choice and he chose to lay off. meanwhile, exactly ten minutes after the top of the hour. extreme weather in the midwest, shutting down businesses in kansas and missouri where the governors of both states have
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issued states of emergency. wdas kathy quinn is live in overland park, kansas, a suburb of kansas city with more. and it was bad, wasn't it, kathy? >> the lucky thing was that i got to stay inside in the operations center for scout where they had the cameras all across the highways to see what's going on and man oh, man, it was bad. as you mentioned, the governors on both sides had declared it a state of emergency. in fact, when we started broadcasting yesterday morning, there was nothing. it was dry. perfect. we thought, maybe they didn't get it quite right. within two hours after t started snowing where i was on the missouri side, we had six inches of snow. so the governors declared it a state of emergency very early on. at this time we've had kansas department of transportation, missouri department of transportation, all night long, i've talked to some of those operators, some working 24 hours straight to get this stuff cleared. i mean, it's got ice underneath.
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had a lot of accidents. not as many as it could have, because we've had schools closed, businesses closed. by 4:00 o'clock in the evening, both sides of the state line, it looked like a ghost town. shopping centers were closed. it was unbelievable. highways looked like parking lots. in fact, we've got the department of transportation on both sides actually have been working overnight to clear some of those vehicles that were left there, that were stranded. but the good news is that folks around here in the midwest, they help each other. we've had lots of great stories about people stopping and helping people get out. but just didn't matter with this snow, whether you had one of those suv, big vehicles to little vehicles, everybody was getting stuck. but there were lots of folks helping out and just hoping no more snow for right now. it looks nice out. the white snow, but it's going to be nicer when it gets cleared away. what do you guys think? >> steve: that's the truth. >> gretchen: kathy, so true about the midwestern people,
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that very helpful spirit. coming up, just call it must flee tv. nbc brass not going to be happy about the news coming out this morning. >> brian: president obama knows how to get gas prices to come did you know. just use less oil. really? really? stuart varney has another idea and he can't talk now. jenna shared her recipe with sharon, who emailed it to emily, who sent it to cindy, who wondered why her soup wasn't quite the same. the recipe's not the recipe... ohhh. [ female announcer ] ...without swanson. the broth cooks trust most when making soup. mmmm! [ female announcer ] the secret is swanson.
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reporter, the president said, quote, unfortunately, because of world wide demand, oil prices are going to keep going up and down until we put in place some of the energy saving proposals i talked about in the state of the union. but. >> steve: how are the policies work out for taxpayers so far? let's talk to stuart varney who replies, not so much. >> i hate to be harsh first thing on a friday morning, but the president's energy policy is a grosses failure and we're paying for it. the price of gas has doubled, gone from 1.84 to 3.78 as of right now. >> brian: i had 4.55 by my house. >> you drive a premium guzzling car, i'm sure. >> brian: well, it's none of your business. >> howl billions have we just squandored and wasted on these green energy projects, which have had no impact at all? did you know that 4% of our electricity comes from wind and solar? that is it. despite 30 years of subsidies and tax breaks. plus the vault.
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you think that's a shining success? >> brian: stopped making them. >> please. why don't we? >> steve: we got graphics to show some of the big dough that we have -- >> this is waste. green energy nonsense. solyndra, beacon power, abound solar, 8123 systems, it's a long list. there are 34 companies on this list. all of whom either are bankrupt, laying people off or near bankrupt and they've guzzled our tax money. >> steve: you know what if is this if we were there where it actually worked and in a great way, you know, maybe that would be paying off. but we're just not there scientifically yet. in the meantime, the president of the united states says use less oil when really, when you talk about you want the price to go down, it goes back to basic economics. supply and demand. increase the supply. >> come on! why don't we go and get the hundreds of billions of barrels of oil that we are sitting on in america? not to mention the untold wealth
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in natural gas. we're the saudi arabia of natural gas that we can't go get it. we can't get our oil. we can't get our natural gas. no. we've got to sit back and keep on subsidizing failed green energy policies. you're paying 4.55 for gas? that is outrageous. >> brian: right. so please don't come visit me. fill up before you come over. the chinese have bought and they're look at fisker motors. >> yes. >> brian: all supplied and supported by taxpayer dollars. >> yes. your 4.55 a gallon went towards selling china cheap solar and wind and green energy technology. >> brian: for the record, i have a hybrid tahoe. >> rick: you're paying 4.55 a gallon? >> yeah. >> steve: you industrial to fill up the tank. >> you're the only person who puts in premium. >> brian: you guys in new jersey aren't allowed to pump your own gas. >> come it my house any time. >> brian: pump your gas?
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>> steve: two hours and one minute from now, over on fox business, that's when stuart takes the helm. >> brian: what do you do in between? >> i work. >> brian: that's fine. >> steve: he researches. >> drinks coffee. >> steve: straight ahead, what do you do if you can't agree with mom on bedtime? meet the little kid who called the cops. >> brian: right. and 68 years ago, one navy corpsman planted our flag at iwo jima. next, the story you have not heard from that historic battle. what do we do when something that's hard to paint, really wants to be painted? we break out new behr ultra with stain-blocker from the home depot... ...the best selling paint and primer in one that now eliminates stains. so it paints over stained surfaces, scuffed surfaces, just about any surface. what do you say we go where no paint has gone before, and end up some place beautiful.
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>> steve: here is a look at your news by the numbers. first, 9%. that is the success rate of the flu vaccine for seniors this year. 9%! the cdc says overall, the flu
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vaccine was 56% effective across all age brackets. 450. that's how many jobs ford plans to add on u.s. soil in ohio. the auto giant says the move is part of a $200 million project to increase supply of its fuel economic eco boost engines. fifth, that's what place nbc will finish in the ratings for the all important sweeps month of february. fifth place. the network was even beaten by spanish language station univision. gretch, over to you and peter johnson, jr. >> gretchen: thank you so much. it was some of the most intense fighting during world war ii, the battle for iwo jima. joining me is someone who has a very personal connection to this historic battle, fox news legal analyst peter johnson, jr. good morning. >> good morning, last december shortly after the death of my father, was wounded as marine as
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iwo jima survivors, me and my family was asked to attend their reunion weekend. little did i know that their tribute to our greatest generation would turn out to be one of the most emotional and significant weekends of our lives. 68 years ago this week, five marines and one navy corpsman planted our flag across mount surabachi in the most bloody battle in marine corps history. they fought for control of the island that was key to invading japan. in washington, d.c., two dozen survivors and their families reunited and recalled their fallen brothers' sacrifice. here i came with my own family to understand the unflagging bonds of courage and duty that bound my late father and his aging band of brothers. >> the nurse cleaned me up and made it very clear to me that yeah, i bled a lot, but not seriously hurt.
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there was no reason i couldn't fight alongside my brothers and asked my colonel if i could go back. he said, well, the policy is we're not sending anybody back. and i said, colonel, let me tell you something, my wife and son i haven't seen for a year and a half. but for more than a year and a half, those fellows up there on iwo jima were my family. >> we'd go out, draw fire from japanese, usually underground. we would try to take that position and the next day we did the same thing all over again. that went on for 28 days. i was wound three times, but i didn't want to be evacuated. >> the leather neck who understands the necessity of duty and the sting of loss in equal measure. >> told me the war is a terrible thing and we lost a lot of people, a lot of friends and it's something that you never forget in your mind. >> off the bloody waters of the volcanic island, a family reunion amidst so much loss.
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>> i happen to be on the beach of iwo jima look out over the ocean one morning, but i saw this destroyer escort coming slowly up the island and i said, d, that's the kind of boat my brother is on and i wonder where he is. >> that's when the p.a. system announced, come to the gangway, you have a visitor. but then when i got to the gangway, my brother is standing there. >> the marine's daughter what wanted to know more. >> i lost him so young. what would he have been like as a young man in war? who would his friends have been? who may have been the corpsman that treated his wounds or the chaplain that helped him through troubled times? there was just a thirst to know more about that. he made me very proud the more i learned about iwo jima and the battle. he must have been some great marine. >> and at the marine corps museum, survivors were greeted by an unlikely supporter, the
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japanese ambassador. >> now there is peace. >> in the battle, nearly 7,000 americans gave their lives, proving that uncommon valor was a common virtue. today they return to celebrate the sacrifice and service of their fallen brothers. in shake the strong hands of the men who may have carried my wounded father from an airfield, i held their grip longer than i ordinarily would. in doing so i understood better than ever that each of us are in our own way the guardian of the freedoms they shed blood for, that all of us who understand and value the men of iwo jima are also honor bound to protect and keep this flag that now flies every minute of every day at the marine corps war memorial. it was an incredible weekend.
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o'reilley's books is they look into different detailstails ande is new information in his lincoln book. >> brian: he says there is new information in the jesus book. >> steve: let's find out what it is. >> gretchen: time for your headlines. we start with a fox news alert. you're taking a live look outside the courtroom in south africa where we're awaiting the judge's decision in the bail hearing. this is new video just in to our news room. this is inside. lawyers, family and the media inside the courthouse. the defense and prosecution wrapping up arguments earlier. lawyers for pistorius argue he's too famous to be a flight risk. the prosecutor claims since he won't admit to wrongdoing issues that makes him more likely to take off. we'll bring you the judge's decision as soon as we get it. >> steve: republican senator rand paul leading by example. he will return $600,000 from his u.s. senate office budget to the american taxpayers. that's more than 20% of his budget he's giving back. paul, who is fighting to rein in spending, says his office keeps a close eye on every expense. he's now pushing a bill to urge
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more lawmakers to follow his example. >> right now at the end of the year, civil servants try to spend all their budget so they get it the next year. i would tell civil servants if off $12 million budget and you save a million dollars, i would give you a raise for saving money. >> steve: a little incentive. paul by the way, did return $500,000 last year. >> brian: the woman at the center of the david petraeus scandal may not get that big promotion at the pentagon after all. i'm talking about paula broadwell, she was here as a guest. the army now says she will not get the job as long as she is under investigation. authorities trying to determine whether broadwell had classified information in her home without permission. she says the material was needed to write the biography of petraeus which led to their affair. >> gretchen: kids often threat ton call police on their parents. but one boston boy went through with it. ten-year-old dan davis calling 911 because he didn't want to go
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to bed. when the dispatcher picked up, he quickly hung up and hid under the covers. the cops called back and a shocked mother was left to answer. >> he's like, i'm going to call the cops on. i said, go ahead. i'm going to put him on the phone. dan, would you like to talk to the police because you can't be calling 911 when there is no emergency. >> gretchen: the lesson wasn't over there. the dispatcher sent an officer to the home to tell him why he can't call 911 without an emergency. wow. good lesson there. i wonder if the family was charged. sometimes they charge you to come out when there isn't an emergency. now extreme weather, parts of the midwest getting pummeled with more than a foot of snow and it's not done yet. check out chicago where slick roads have many drivers sliding off and getting stuck and that storm is now headed for new england. janis dean joins with us much more on the weather situation. >> gretchen, real quick, i know we got to get weather. i did research on the wooden teeth thing. when i was ten, the smithsonian
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institute told me they were wooden. in 2005, they had some dentist come in and do some laser thing on the teeth and that's when they discovered they were wood. so you have to be gentle when you're telling people this because i feel like part of my childhood is over. >> gretchen: mine, too. i remember learning that, but i didn't get the 2005 update. so thank you. >> so there you go. at the time, 30 something years ago when i was at the smithsonian institute, they were wooden. moving on. let's talk about the weather. it's cold outside. let's take a look at where we're dealing with the storm that brought 18 inches of snow across portions of kansas, nebraska. low pressure center is across the great lakes in the upper midwest. we've got the snow there and then kind of a mixture across the virginias and then the rain, straight rain, chilly rain across the southeast. we could get three to five inches when all is said and done across the great lakes. this storm is departing. we are going to take a look at what's going to happen overt next six to 12 hours as the storm presses eastward.
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we'll see the rain continue to move across southeast and part of that system, that cold front that's draped across the southeast is going to kind of spawn off and bring us the potential for a nor'easter over the northeast. we're going to continue to monitor that for the next several days. there is your travel forecast. we'll clear that out and watch the new england area for the potential of a nor east better maybe up to a foot of snow north and west of boston. we'll keep you up to date. it's cold outside burks not cold enough for some margaritas. let's go to steve and anna. >> steve: you know what? not only time for a margarita, it's because it's national margarita day. if you go out and realize the banks are closed, it is because it is a national holiday, national margarita day. >> we're grabbing the tequila and celebrate. it's 7:37ish. but it's 5:00 o'clock somewhere. >> steve: absolutely. thank you very much for joining us on this joyous day. >> my pleasure. it's wonderful 28-degree weather outside.
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great weather for a margarita. >> you've got four different ones. the first is the mock tail. >> this is nonalcoholic in case it's too early for tequila. free try these. sorbet and lime wonderful. >> steve: the sorbet. the kids would like that. >> look my hands are shaking. >> steve: delicious. >> the classic margarita itself, the drink was developed in 1948 and used only three ingredients. we all know tequila. cuantra is the other. 80 proof. and fresh life -- lime juice. most known for the margarita, obviously. but it's also used in drinks like the side car, white lady, or can be enjoyed on its own. >> steve: was it named after a woman named margarita? >> it was. miss margaret sang, used to
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vacation in acapulco. used to entertain hollywood socialites at the time. cuantro and tequila were her favorite things and she decided to mix them up some day. >> the icy margarita that some people enjoy today was invented in the '70s, i guess. >> yes. talking about the blended margarita, that hails from dallas, texas. they're very proud of that. that's a classic margarita. >> steve: that's too boozey for us. make one really, really fast. >> absolutely. >> steve: does it matter what tequila you use? >> anything that says 100% on it. this is nice and clean. as long as it says 100%, you're good to go. >> steve: you're about to shake it up. watch him. he looks like tom cruise in that movie. just watch. >> the ice is frozen over. >> can you show us the technique? oh, shoot, we've got to go. >> steve: that's enough.
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that's a mixologist. quickly. >> brian and gretchen, back to you. >> steve: by the way, if you would like our recipes, go to www.foxandfriends.com and we'll have them after the show. >> gretchen: all right. fantastic. margarita day. thanks very much. >> brian: guys, 20 minutes before the top of the hour. coming up, a startling new report, dozens of unnecessary medical procedures are being done and they're actually hurting your health. dr. mark siegle here to break it down. >> gretchen: hollywood's biggest night two days away. who can we expect to take home that coveted trophy? oscar predictions straight ahead. brian, the aflac trivia question is all yours. >> brian: born on this day in 1975, this actress became one of hollywood's most recognized child stars for her role in "e.t.." who is she? be first, we'll name a winner i have a cold, and i took nyquil,
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medicine says there are 135 medical procedures that physicians claim are almost always unnecessary and could do more harm than good. which tests are being overused? let's talk to dr. mark siegle. he's a member of our fox news medical a team of the good morning to you. >> good morning, steve. >> steve: this is important stuff because you go to the doctor and you figure he knows what tests to order, but sometimes they go crazy. >> steve, listen, we actually order twice as many tests as most other countries. our health care cost in this country are almost twice what they are in most other industrialized countries. i'll tell you why. i had a couple come to me this past week saying scan everything. i want the whole body scanned. i want to make sure i don't have cancer. sounds reasonable, right? except that that kind of testing is what americans do wrong. they say, we want it all. we want to know. it's expensive, it doesn't always give you the right antiyou worry unnecessarily. that's what we have to get away from. >> steve: absolutely. a false positive would lead to more testing. all right. here are some things to be aware
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of. ct scans for kids' minor head injuries or abdominal pain. >> steve, i actually think there is times when you have to do that. if a kid blacks out when they hit their head, this need a cat scan, according to the american academy of neurology. but 50% of kids come to the e.r. after a tiny blow to the head and get scanned. that's way too much the you got to look at the individual. you got to say, do they need it or not? same thing with abdominal pain. >> steve: should that be the dialogue that the doctor is having or should the parents say, i don't know. do we really need it? >> that's the role i want the parents to play. when you go to the emergency room, say to the doctor, do i really need this for my child? are you doing this just 'cause you're supposed to? is it a knee jerk, or does the child really need this? they don't need it for minor blows to the head. too many scans are done. >> steve: all right. there are a lot of ekg's ordered up for people who do not have heart problems or heart symptoms. you say many of them unnecessary. >> let's talk about that, steve. this comes from the american academy of family practice. interestingly, the cardiologists say do the ekg.
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the family practitioner says wait a minute. i'm in the middle. i say baseline cardiograms are good to do, especially if someone is going to play sports. i tend to do them on people the first time i see them, but i don't necessarily do them every year. we got medicare mills down in brooklyn, new york, where people are getting ekg's every time they come in. we need moderation here. we need doctors to say, why am i doing that test? 'cause too many doctors are doing that cardiogram which then leads to an echocardiogram, which then leads to a stress test. so you end you have with unnecessary tests being done if you overorder the ekg. >> steve: you know there are some doctors who are unscrupulous and they're just looking at dollar signs. >> and i am worried about that. we have to really start to police that. even more than that, there is doctors practicing defensively because they're afraid of malpractice. they say, let me get that ekg. we need to note reason you're getting it. it's a great test. don't overuse it. >> steve: another test, and it's very ex opinionsive, mri for
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rheumatoid arthritis. >> steve, this is a great example. rheumatoid arthritis, or inflammatory arthritis of the joint, you do it clinically. you say what does the joint look like or get an x-ray. we learned over the years to follow an x-ray. mri's is a beautiful image, but nobody know noe what is to do with it in terms of rheumatoid arthritis. so you get and it doesn't change your course of treatment. if you're a patient out there, ask your doctor. if you're going to get that test, how is it going to affect how you're going to treat me? if it isn't gog affect my treatment, then it's probably an unnecessary test. mri's are definitely overordered. >> steve: very nice. i think you just wound up saving some people some money. >> i hope so. >> steve: thanks. still ahead, we're getting into gear for the daytona 500 with racing legend jimmy johnston, darryl and michael waltrip, and mike joy, top of the hour. and on the other coast, the big event is the oscars. so who are the best bets to win? we've got the picks when we come
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if you saw him nomination announcement, he was saying some controversial stuff. >> steve: we've seen his show. we're going to do three categories. first, best actor, the nominees are, let's take a look. we've got a graphic there. >> love this category. >> steve: who is going to win? >> daniel day-lewis, this is definitely locked in for him to win. i'll get to the will win, should win shortly. i just feel bad for all the actors in this category because day-lewis is such an unstoppable force. couple of interesting facts. if he wins, he'll be the first actor in history to win three best actor awards. also no actor or actress in the history of a steven spielberg film has won an academy award for appearing in a spielberg movie. so he could make history. i really do feel bad for hugh jackman and joaquin phoenix who gave the performances of their career. but my will win will be daniel day-lewis. he's unstoppable. he transformed into this category. my should win will be hugh jackman. i just feel like the guy sang for 12 hours a day.
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he lost a ton of weight. he grew an insane beard. he's an incredible performer. i don't know if you remember this, but we sang together in our interview. check out this clip. >> are jackman, sir. >> yes. ♪ or can i call you hugh ♪ please, let's be familiar ♪ we don't have to stand on ceremony. ♪ tell me the positives and negatives of singing live ♪ ♪ the negatives are if you don't have a score ♪ ♪ like during this interview ♪ we pretty much have seen the same ones all the time. >> gretchen: you kept up with him. >> i practiced that for five days straight [ laughter ] >> gretchen: very cute. >> brian: you got to go, no, i'm not singing that interview. you know i'm hugh jackman. >> i think i was the first person to ask him to do that. the rest of the interviews. >> steve: he banned it. >> he said kevin, you're done. >> steve: best supporting actress. >> this is another lock with anne hathaway. she won this award in three minutes and 40 seconds in "i
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dreamed a dream." it was an incredible, beautifully devastating performance. she's won the sag award, golden globe and she will definitely take home this award. she's up against sally field who -- she does have a little bit of an edge to her, but i think will win on sunday night, you will see anne hathaway take home the award and she definitely should win as well, anne hathaway. >> brian: unless there is a make-up award for sally field for not getting the flying nun award. >> gretchen: oh, come on. all right. she was good at that. best director, of course, the big story here action ben affleck was left out of the running. but he's won all the other awards, right? >> easily the most controversial category of the evening. him not being nominated for best director is the best thing that could have ever happened to "argo" because now it put it at the forefront of winning best picture. affleck won everything. tga, sag, wga, and the golden globe. the interesting thing is now the race is completely open. spielberg is favored.
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but keep your eye on david o. russell. two factors, he has harvey weinstein backing him, the most powerful man in hollywood who got "shares peer in love" to beat" saving private ryan." "silver linings playbook" is the first film since 1982 "red" to be nominated in all four acting categories. huge there. i'm going against the grain. i'm going david o. russell will win. and i feel like s win will be ang lee for "life of pi." beautiful film. >> steve: we'll be watching sunday night. >> thanks. >> gretchen: coming up, a ruling in the oscar pistorius case expected any moment. we've cameras and will bring you the ruling as soon as it happens. and geraldo rivera will be herer to analyze. right back.
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>> gretchen: good morning, everybody. today is friday, tgif, february 22. i'm gretchen carlson. i hope you have a fantastic day. a ruling expected any moment now
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for the blade runner turned murder suspect, oscar pistorius. now that he's been charged with kill mission girlfriend, should he go free on bail? geraldo rivera standing by with his analysis. >> steve: and vice president joe biden probable lea regrets saying this. >> if you want to protect yourself, get a double barrel shotgun, buy a shotgun. buy a shotgun. >> steve: his advice for personal security backfired in a very big way. >> brian: the historic race 48 hours away. for the first time the daytona 500 will start with a woman at the front of the pack. danica patrick. jimmie johnson, darryl waltrip and michael and mike joy here to react. fox friends friends starts right now.
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>> gretchen: moments away from a judge's decision and oscar pistorius' bail hearing in south africa. this is new video of lawyers, family and the media inside the white house this morning. the defense and prosecution wrapping up arguments earlier today. lawyers for pistorius argue he's too famous to be a flight risk. the prosecution claims since won't admit to wrongdoing, that makes him more likely to take off. let's bring in geraldo rivera who is going to be following this for us as the news comes down. you're a lawyer. the legal system there quite different from ours. there will not be a jury and this bail hearing different because we've heard so much evidence. >> well, it was his choice, gretchen, to give evidence. he didn't have to address the substance of the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of reeva. he could have just said, i'm not a flight risk. i'm willing to surrender my passport, you know, i have a lot of immoveable property here. i have family and friends here. all arguments he did make. but he decided to go much further. he decided to address the court and to suggest that he is
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innocent of these charges by explaining how it happened. now in his telling of the story, he's in bed, a door is opened. he gets out of bed, you know, with his stumps. he closes the door. when he comes back, he hears a noise in the bathroom. he panics. he gets the 9 miller meter that he has under his bed. he goes into the bathroom. he sees the bathroom window open, the toilet door locked. in hispanic, because he had been burglarized before, he starts shooting into the bathroom. then he rushes out to see how reeva is doing. she previously that evening has given him her valentine's gift. he puts his prosthetics on. he realizes she's not in bed. he says to himself in his telling, oh, woe is me. is she the person i have shot inside behind that locked bathroom door? so he is arguing, he is creating an alternative scenario to what seemed a slam dunk murder case
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following a domestic dispute. >> gretchen: off great argument for him. do you believe him? >> you're asking me to be a jury now. there is no jury. were i the judge, it sounds fishy to me. it really does. >> brian: the bullets will tell so much. is he a 5' 10 guy shooting or on his stumps shooting up or straight? >> also the nature of the sounds emanating from that house prior to the ultimate -- the multiple shots being fired. was it, you know, a man and a woman arguing as the witnesses have. we are told contended. or is it indeed him shouting, oh, my god! there is a burglar in the window! oh, what am i gog do? woe is me call. >> brian: the investigator turns out he's up on murder charges himself. unbelievable. factor this in, there was one shot, 17 minutes later, there is a report three more shots. that's a huge problem and easily found out. >> i have not heard that the shots had that kind of time gap.
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that would clearly, brian, as you suggest, be a case of premeditated murder. now on the issue of bail, remember, we're not judging his innocence or guilt as this proceeding happens. what we are determining is whether or not he gets bail. in other words, is he going to be released pending his trial. in the united states of america, if you're accused of premeditated murder, you don't get bail. under virtually every circumstance that comes to my mind. however, well regarded he may be, however famous or, you know, popular he may be, you just don't get bail in these circumstances in the united states. however, it is impossible to understate the nature of his celebrity in his hometown. >> gretchen: it's also impossible to understate the conviction rate in south after contaminate do you know it's only 10%? now we're seeing possibly why. this detective who is on the case, first of all, walked into the place, muddied up the area.
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didn't do it in the clean way he was supposed to. now he's up on attempted murder charges. how could the prosecution not have known that? and by the way, something that we floated here a couple days ago, could that guy, could anybody, because they're dealing with a famous person, be out for that person and create evidence that would certainly be a great defense. >> brian: he left a bullet in the bathroom. >> his sloppy police work aside, his attempted murder charges have absolutely nothing to do with oscar pistorius. >> brian: true. >> it was a couple of years before. it was some say a drunken episode where he shot up a bus with a buddy of his. as far as we know, nobody was seriously hurt in the episode. the charges were dropped. and then reinstated only on the eve of this far more notorious proceeding. he has been replaced as the lead investigator by the chief prosecutor in the entire country. it's as if the attorney general
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of the united states was now in charge of this murder case. so as fascinated as we are, 7,000 miles away, you can imagine the atmosphere in south africa. it is impossible to understate how huge this is. >> brian: you were listening to the audio feed. they're only giving us an audio feed. do you have a sense of where this is trending as the judge continues to talk? >> my sense is this judge now, having been embarrassed by as gretchen pointed out, the flaws in the chief investigator, the nation of south africa is well aware that they are themselves on trial right now. the world is watching them. he is being incredibly thorough. so the answer to your question, brian, is i have no idea other than to say my jaw would drop if they were to give him bail. it would seem to me to be so entirely out of keeping, although south africa, they don't have a jury, it's true. but they do use the same british
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common law system that undermines the united states law that is the foundation of anglo saxon jurisprudence. i would be beside myself. it would clearly be celebrity special preference if oscar pistorius were to get bail. >> gretchen: you would know something about that because a lot of people are talking about o. j. simpson and similar things. >> he never got bail. >> brian: stick around so we can get your analysis. >> gretchen: new video in. investigators are on the scene of a deadly medical helicopter crash in oklahoma city. two crew members on the eagle med chopper were killed. another person was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. it's not clear whether they were also a member of the crew or a patient that was on board for medical treatment. the crash happened close to a nursing home. we'll continue to follow this story and bring you any new developments as they happen. who knew what and when? we may finally got more answers on the benghazi terrorist attack. fox news confirming the obama
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administration will provide key e-mails about the c.i.a. talking points. remember those? those points falsely blamed that videotape for the attack and removed terms like al-qaeda. it's expected the senate intelligence committee will see those e-mails sometime next week. remember u.n. ambassador susan rice used those talking points when she went on five different sunday talk shows and said that the attack was not terrorism. a manhunt underway after a deadly shooting near the bellaggio hotel in las vegas. check out this video. group of men in a black range rover fired shots into a maserati. the maserati slamd into a taxi, explodes into a fire ball. the driver of the maserati and two people inside the taxi died. the range rover then sped off. the driver still on the loose. cops say it all started with a fight in the valet area of the hotel. vice president joe biden's comments about owning a shotgun backfiring now.
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he said this during a facebook town hall. >> if you want to forget yourself, get a double barrel shotgun, have the shells of .12 gauge shotgun and i promise you, as i told my wife, jill, if there is ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here action walk out, put that double barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. i promise you, who ever is coming in -- you don't need an ar-15. >> gretchen: there is just one problem. that is illegal in joe biden's home state and the attorney general is his son and says you can only shoot a gun on your property when you are in fear of your life. so joe biden may not want to -- jill biden may intoen to follow the advice. those are your headlines. >> brian: get ready, daytona 500, we're joined by five-time champion, jimmie johnson. darryl waltrip, michael waltrip,
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as well as all star announcer mike joy. welcome back. >> good morning. >> brian: let's start with you, jimmy. third place, but you had a great year last year. what would sunday mean for you? >> it's the 500. it's the biggest race that we have. i was very fortunate to win it in 06 and that's been a long drought. i haven't really finished the race since then. hoping to get to the checkered flag and be the first one to get there first. >> brian: michael, now you got a team going, but you also won this race before. i'm still sore from trying to get into your race car two weeks ago. bruises everywhere. you're like 6' 9, so i don't know how do you it. but in terms of you personally, do you think the scene is set for to you shine on sunday? >> oh, i know it is. we have a great race car. we had fun yesterday in the 150, made our way into the show. all the drivers learn so much yesterday about these new cars. they're interesting to drive. everything we learned about drafting the last couple of
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years, you had to throw that out window. so it takes a new style of racing to be successful. a couple of guys have proven they've got it figured out and jimmy and i are right behind them. >> brian: i heard you say, darryl, you believe that danica patrick, who has the pole position, is going to win this race? >> look, shear what -- i've been coming here a long time, these guys have, too. the first thing you have to have is a fast car. once you have a fast car, think about trevor bayne a couple years ago. he was able to win this race. there is always -- daytona inevitably produces a surprise winner. and i think danica being on the pole, this is one of her best race tracks. i give her a very, very strong chance to win this race. >> brian: right. and michael, overall looking at this right now, this brand-new season, we're talking about the new cars, michael joy. tell me what we're going to see as the viewer and the fan. what's going to be different throughout? what are the challenges? >> the first thing you'll notice is that these are not identical
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cars with different decal packages. you can tell a ford from a chevy, from a toyota at great distance. because of that individuality, each car is going to have a little bit different approach to the wind. they're going to draft a little differently. but i think the job for any driver here, as darryl points out, is first have the right tools. second, work with people who can help you, whether it's help you draft in the pack, help you get to the front and most importantly, as in any of our jobs, make no mistakes. >> brian: right. when the camera is not on, do you guys get along or is this a big act? >> i don't know. [ laughter ] >> this is not an act! this is our neighborhood here, the motor coach lot where everybody stays, i mean, i see jimmie johnson more often than i see my next-door neighbor. i like my neighbors. i just don't see him that often. yes. it's the same group, this little traveling circus and yes, we all get along. >> here is the deal, we tolerate
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each other. okay? >> oh, gee. >> last sunday jimmy and i ran in a half marathon and i wore a jimmie johnson foundation t-shirt to help raise money for him. i respect what this man has accomplished in this sport and i was really proud to run down the road with his shirt on. >> brian: michael -- >> do you know about michael's car -- >> brian: for sandy hook victims. >> the car is awesome. we went up to newtown, connecticut and visited with the community there. told them we were going to do something special for them, unveiled this car and a lot of smiles that hadn't been on people's faces in quite a while showed up. i'm really proud to carry the colors. >> brian: guys, thank you so much for joining our show. good luck in the rakes everybody. we'll be watching. >> thank you. >> brian: we'll be back this a moment. we've got a lot of show left. how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy,
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>> steve: think back to 2008. remember the president campaigned on lowering gas prices when he was a senator?
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>> the well off in this country, high gas prices are mostly an annoyance, but to most americans, they're a huge problem. bordering on a crisis. >> steve: so if that was a crisis, then what is this that we have right now? the average price for gas this week that senator obama gave his speech was 3.50 per gallon. today it is at 3.78 a gallon. in the past he's blamed big oil companies for the spike. so let's talk to the oil company. john huffmeister is a former ceo of shell oil and joins us today. good morning to you, sir. >> good morning. >> steve: okay. so the president also this week said something to do -- something to bring down the cost of oil would be to use less oil. what about the xl pipeline? shouldn't we just go ahead and build that thing, increase the supply and that will then bring down the price? >> there is about 800,000-barrels a day of canadian oil that could get to the gulf coast if that pipeline were built.
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it's a nonsense not to build that pipeline. we have hundreds of thousands of miles of pipeline. this is another 1700 miles. it makes no common sense whatsoever to deny the american consumer access to natural resources which yes, from a supply standpoint, would help with the price issue. >> steve: john, if we don't build the pipeline, the chinese are going to wind up with the oil. >> that's the key point. all the environmentalists who are against it just will not admit the reality that this oil is going to be produced. it's going to be used by someone. they don't have standing in canada to stop this pipeline or this oil from being developed. >> steve: you say, john, it's time for an alternative source of fuel for our cars and that is natural gas. let's face it, we have learned through fracking up in the dakotas, we are sitting on the saudi arabia of natural gas. let's start using it for our cars. >> that's right. as long as we are dependent upon
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oil imports where the price is set by a cartel called opec, we can't win the battle of oil. opec will just reduce production to keep the price high if we were to produce just oil. so let's take natural gas. we can use natural gas in its gassy form, we can turn it into liquid. we can turn natural gas ultimately into gasoline. the technology exists to do all of that. and natural gas, as an alternative fuel, breaks the back of opec. in my calculation, 5 million-barrels of imported oil a day could go out of the system, replaced with about 30 billion cubic feet of natural gas. >> steve: john, i just don't get it, natural gas is something we've got a lot of and it can run our cars. so why don't we do it? >> well, it takes leadership out from the government because everything that has to happen to put natural gasses and alternative fuel has to be licensed. it has to be permitted, facilities have to be built with
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private money. no public money. but it takes a signal from washington that this will be permitted and enabled. if washington would enable this, you would have people who want to make money, investors, who would put money into this overnight to get it done. >> steve: amen. let's hope somebody is listening and does something about it. john former ceo of shell oil, thank you very much. great advice. >> thank you. >> steve: 20 minutes after the top of the hour on this friday, we continue to follow the developments out of south africa. oscar pistorius now crying inside the courtroom as a ruling is expected any moment. the latest after the break. and they're the comments everybody is talking about. >> ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life, i am ashamed of my country. >> steve: more on rush's rant coming up hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios
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>> gretchen: throughout this month we teamed up with the ayles apprentice program to celebrate black history month. harris faulkner joins us in this story about the entrepreneurial spirit in a man who is breaking new ground every day and he's been on this show many times before. >> we've met him before. now we're going to dig deeper. >> gretchen: fantastic. >> thanks, gretchen. as an only child, donahue peels was raised by his mother in the heart of our nation's capitol. he grew up when dc was first establishing itself as the next great american city and he took full advantage of that unique opportunity. you run the largest african-american real estate company that has a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of luxury hotels, commercial properties. people say, wow. this guy has it all. what gets you going in the
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morning? >> the same thing that got me going in the beginning. i want to do something transformational. my grandfather worked around the clock, two shifts as a hotel doorman and he taught his daughters that there was no limitation of what they could accomplish. but what gets me going every day is try to do something different and building something better so that others can benefit from it as well. >> he was born in washington, d.c., an only child, his parents divorced when he was five years old. >> that was a difficult time for me personally. i loved my father and i loved my mother and i wanted to live with them both. and unfortunately, that wasn't the case. >> so while he had a relationship with his father, he was raised primarily by his mother. inspired by her own entrepreneurial spirit, his mother, yvonne, soon moved him to detroit, where she got her real estate license and started her on business. >> she taught me compassion. she taught me that i should
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stand for something. so she gave me an immense amount of self confidence. >> as a teen-ager, donahue and his mother returned to dc where she encouraged her son to become a page on capitol hill. >> i got a chance to see politics up close and to meet people in congress who were running the country. there was no substitute for that kind of thing. >> you looked at the situation and instead of just being wowed and awed by the people you were meeting, you came up with a way to get into that world even deeper, and that was to basically raise money for people that you believed in. >> i learned it in the hill, those who got access either had represented major organizations or businesses, or they were significant supporters financially. >> and, you know, it wasn't a bad thing to be growing up in dc when you were. >> no. a great thing. in fact, had i not grown up in dc at that particular time, the chances of me sitting here talking to you today are remott. >> in 1973, with a passage of
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the home rule act, the district of colombia formed and elected its own local government, creating incredible opportunities, especially for an ambitious young man. at just 24, after hosting a fund-raiser and winning the confidence of mayor marion barry, he was appointed to a seat on the city's property assessment appeals board, a position that got him noticed. let's talk a little bit about your first deal in d.c you were 27 years old. no money of your own. somehow you convinced three investors to put up all the money and give you 50% of the ownership. you're like the deal whisperer, full. how did you pull that off? >> well, i had the deal. i had the vehicle that was going to make money. and when you have the vehicle that can make money, it's a lot easier to attract money. >> so you had the property? >> yes. and i also had a mayor at that time ho believed in me, who was committed to creating opportunity for people like me. >> after that first deal, his
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real estate business took off. there were hotels, more offices and a vacation in miami, which led to a relocation where he bought and rebuilt the royal palm and joined a private club called the bath club. >> a month later i got a call from a reporter asking me how it felt to be the first african-american member of that club. she explained to me it was a restricted club, it didn't allow african-americans or jewish members and i was the first african-american member. >> donahue, no one tells you in the process, you're writing a check to join the bath club. no one says, hey, this is going to be the first african-american to join our club? they just didn't say anything? >> didn't say anything to me. >> you find out from the reporters. so what is your response? >> i was very surprised and i wasn't intending on breaking that kind of barrier. and i felt a little duped. the good news was they were having financial problems and they had to sell, so i bought. i own the club today. it's got a diverse member.
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>> he has a clear mission, to be the first african-american to own the first high-rise in the city south of harlem. >> i was astonished to find there is no major building south of 110th street in manhattan owned or developed by an african-american developer, period. >> there is a reason that there is no one who owns a major building south of 110th street. >> what is it? >> it's they don't believe they have a chance anymore. that has to change. but somebody got to show it's possible. >> have you found a project yet? >> yes, a few. >> are they south of 110th street? >> all of them are -- well, all but one. >> okay. and how is that going? >> good. it can be done. if i can come in here and do it, others who are here can do it and others can come in here and do it. and so to have the tonto do business do it in a way that others haven't done, that's exciting for me. >> i was very curious about whether he would run for office ever since he backed so many
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candidates who won of the i asked him about running for mayor of new york. there is an election coming up this fall, you may know. he told me, quote, not yet. and he never says never. that's not a no. >> gretchen: all right. >> it's been great fun bringing you these inspirational stories to awful our viewers, sitting on the curvy couch with gretchen as we celebrate the history that we all share. >> gretchen: and i have so enjoyed watching all of them. did you a fantastic job. >> thank you. >> gretchen: thank you for honoring those four unique people. have a great weekend. >> you too. >> gretchen: coming up, something rush limbaugh never said before. >> ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life, i am ashamed of my country. >> gretchen: well, the response so unprecedented, it crashed his web site. we'll explain why right when we come back. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ]
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>> steve: fox news alert. the judge is delivering his decision on a live audio feed from the courtroom. pistorius can be heard openly crying as the judge goes through what is known of what happened. the judge also saying the state plans to charge pistorius with possession of unlicensed ammunition. we will bring you the full ruling as soon as it comes down. we are monitoring it in our control room. >> brian: this is not innocent or guilt.
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they're talking about the bail hearing. talking about the door was locked from the inside. she was not in night clothes. she was fully dressed. and a witness had been heard arguing. they had been heard arguing an hour prior. >> steve: we should have a ruling on whether or not he does get bail. as soon as it is available, you'll hear it here. >> gretchen: another big story today, president obama and republican leaders finally talking again with one week left before those spending cuts take effect. but there is still plenty of finger pointing with no deal in sight. wendell goler live at the white house. we know there were a couple phone calls, right? >> you're right. the president phoned speaker boehner, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell after they explained he hadn't talked to them since last year. but there is no indication they did any serious negotiating. after the phone calls, republicans complained to people mr. obama really needs to talk to congressional democrats to get them to accept cuts in entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid, which are really driving up the deficit. the white house disagrees. press secretary jay carney says republicans are the problem.
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>> they're anticipating the sequester will go into effect and they're not willing to do what the american public, as we've seen in poll after poll, overwhelmingly supports, which is adopt the president's position of he willing the sequester through a balanced deficit reduction plan. >> the president's aides are denying an op ed by david brooks in the "new york times" that claims both democrats and republicans are secretly willing to live with the across the board spending cuts known as the sequester. brooks says it fits with mr. obama's style of using campaign-like events to pressure congress instead of negotiating and he'll have another one next week in newport, news, virginia where sailors stand to lose their jobs if the sequester takes effect. buck mckeon feels the current urgency the white house is displaying is contrived. >> i have been talking up for a year and a half about this and it's like the white house last week woke up and says, oh, gee, we're going to have
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sequestration. it was the president's idea originally. he put it on the table. and when we tried to change it a year ago, he said, no, no. anything you pass, i'll veto. so this just boggles my mind hearing them talk like this, like all of a sudden now, we've got a problem. >> he and other members of congress are on a two-week president's day break. they won't even be back in washington before the cuts are set to begin march 1. gretchen? >> gretchen: wendell goler live at the white house. thanks so much. >> steve: all right. yesterday on his radio show, rush limbaugh was talking about the frustration in looking at what's going on in washington, d.c. regarding this -- what he regards as a manufactured crisis and says he's not going to be roped in by it anymore. listen to this. it's stunning. >> ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life, i am ashamed of my country. to be watching all of this, to
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be treated, have my intelligence, all of us, to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it's being, it just makes me ashamed. panic here, fear there. crisis, destruction, no meat inspection, no cops, no teachers. no firefighters. no air traffic control. i'm sorry, my days of getting roped in to all this are over. they have the media play along with all this. the ruling class, both parties, play along with all this. it's insulting. i don't know how else to describe it. nothing ever changes! we just keep spending more money. we create more dependency. we get more and more irresponsible one crisis to the next, all of them manufactured except for the real crisis, which nobody ever addresses and that is we can't afford any of this! >> steve: rush also said despite
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what you hear, we're actually going to spend more this year than last year and the sequester, while it is just 2 1/2%, it's still not much of a real cut. >> brian: the judge in the pistorius bail hearing just took a break without giving a decision. he's been speaking for over an hour. however, just before he called for the break, he said he was not yet convinced the case was made for premeditated murder. geraldo standing by for when the ruling comes by. we'll get his instant analysis of south african law. the whole world is watching. >> gretchen: he was lot critical of the defense. will that have a bearing on whether or not pistorius gets bail, which is what this is all about today? in the meantime, let's do other headlines. extreme weather, all eyes on the blizzard hitting the move west, moving toward new england. many people digging out. the storm blamed for two deaths so far. states of emergency have been declared in missouri and kansas where the mix of snow and
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freezing rain has delayed or canceled hundreds of flights and left many drivers struggling to stay on the roads. check this out, lightning lit up the night sky in missouri as the storm was winding down. brian? >> brian: the ticket to headline wrestle mania, jack swagger, busted for driving under the influence. he's also facing charges for speeding and marijuana possession. swagger was arrested in florida just hours after taping the show "smack down." he's due back in court march 12, scheduled to wrestle for the championship at wrestle mania in april, wwe says he's responsible for his own actions. >> steve: you're going to love this story. the bell, california mayor fired for paying himself six figures when the town was broke says it's not his fault. attorneys for oscar hernandez say that the unschooled and illiterate democrat didn't have enough training to know his salary was illegal. prosecutors say it was all about greed. >> this was a city turned upside
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down by a culture of corruption. >> steve: five other city officials are also on trial. what are their excuses? the case is now being decided by a jury. >> gretchen: coming up on "fox & friends," want to earn some money? try flipping a house. after this renovation, the price went up $70,000. we'll show you how you can do it as well. >> steve: plus, did george washington really chop down a cherry tree? we have three minutes to sell you because in honor of his birthday today, we're taking a history test and so are the people of new york city. mine was earned in djibouti, africa, 2004.
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think again. research showing the market is better than ever, especially compared to last year. the numbers have flipped. houses up 25%. what kind of profits are we talking about and how do you do it and make a profit? michael cover bet a real estate expert and author of "find it, flip it and fix it." each market is different. first, how do you thrive in today's market, get the right house at the right place at the right time? >> the key to flipping a property is you're want to go buy a distressed property, which is either a foreclosure, short sale or something in need of a lot of repairs. then going in and adding value to it by repairing, renovating a little creativity and then hopefully selling it for a profit. >> brian: that is the key. let's talk about omaha. you have a house there, $163,000 before. and that's what it looks like. >> exactly. now, this property came on to the market at $163,000. it's now listed or came on not long after at 195. the renovations that have been
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done to it were actually upgrading the kitchen, new stainless steel appliances, carpeting, counter tops, paint throughout, and sort of a freshening up. what you can expect to probably make on a property like this and it's very respectful, is about a $10,000 profit after all is said and done. >> brian: not much of a margin. fort lauderdale. the original price was $65,000. you saw potential in this. the after price after renovation is 135,900. what did you do? >> well, on this one, with this property it was a two bedroom, one bath. and it needed a little bit more work. so this needed a little bit more upgrading. it has new kitchen put in, stainless steel appliances, new bath. there were things like electrical that need to be upgraded, new carpet. so the flipping profit potential on this is getting up to maybe about 25,000. >> brian: okay. and hopefully the market, you look around the neighborhood and things were selling before you
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sunk your money into it. now let's talk about eagle rock, california. i've been there. this house cost $206,000. bought and then fixed up, goes for 352. what did you do? >> on this property, this was on trullia at 206 and then came back on now at 352 and sold. two bedrooms, two baths. it's under 1,000 square feet, but it's got now ebony stained floors, all kinds of new appliances, marble counter tops, remodeled. this one more money went into it. however, what's great, after putting in new air conditioning and electrical, there could be a profit potential on this one of closer to 40 to $50,000. >> brian: right. >> it all depends on how much you put in versus what the market will bear. >> brian: and also you just got to have a clue if things are selling in the neighborhood. correct? >> yes, you do. you also, i might add, you have to have cash to do this. most of the best deals are going out at cash and you need the money to renovate. figure about $10,000 for every
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$100,000 of your sale price is going to go toward renovation. >> brian: thanks so much. >> you're very welcome. >> brian: coming up, it's our founding father's birthday, george washington. that wasn't a quiz. how well do you know gw? our history knowledge gets put to the test next. first let's check in with bill hemmer. >> my grandfather's birthday. >> brian: really? >> he would have been 110. his name was george, too. >> brian: bill, i hope we have more on this story coming up later. >> right on of the you've been watching this case out of south africa. more on this breaking news, it has captured the attention of the world. what next in the blade runner trial? we're waiting for the judge to make a decision. that hasn't happened yet. the manhunt continues in las vegas after a shootout on the strip there. governor rick perry has a message. for those who live in california, move to texas. his first national interview since he went to california, got national headlines as a result. we'll talk to him live when
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>> gretchen: welcome back. we're outside now because it is george washington's birthday today. we're joined by janis dean who is going to do weather and the quiz and washington experts. you gave us the quiz earlier. >> i did. >> gretchen: we did okay, except when it came to the teeth question. >> that's right. >> gretchen: we have a participant here, hold on. what's your name? >> bob. >> bob, do you know everything you need to know about george washington? >> very little, but let's see. >> what a great sport! all right. george washington had false teeth, were they made of a, horse teeth, b, hip pot husband
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teeth, or c, wood? >> wood. >> here is the thing, that wasn't discovered until 2005. up until then, even the smithsonian institute said that they were made of wood. >> i'm still going with wood. >> we all thought it was wood. >> that's right. >> what's the second question? >> okay. why isn't george washington smiling in his painting? all right. because the painter told bad jokes? the paint more bad breath? or washington just didn't like to stand still for hours? what do you think? >> the third one probably. >> that's right! >> yea. >> that's why he wasn't smiling, in addition to his dentures. >> we have another person who wants to play the quiz now. >> donna. >> donna. here is the next question. >> the next question is, though he didn't go to college, what was washington's first job in the real world? was it a, land surveyor, b, teacher, or c, a border patrol
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agent? >> land surveyor. >> that's right. he was a land surveyor. very, very good. okay. what did george washington give up the day he became president? no president has done this since. was it tobacco chewing, dancing, or his paycheck? >> his paycheck. >> that's right! he's the only president who did that! that's right! >> i wish we had a really great prize. >> we have a piece of cake. >> unfortunately, just the idea you've been on fox fox friends friends. >> what building did george washington help design but never occupy? the white house, mount vernon, or why, the washington monument? >> he helped design it. >> washington monument. >> wait, wait. what's your answer? >> the white house. >> yes. he helped -- there was a contest. he chose the design, added a few things and then he used his land surveyor skills to decide where it should go, but he died before it was finished. >> you did very well today. >> i wonder what you think about his teeth. were they wooden or hippo teeth?
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what were his dentures made out? >> i'm going to say not wooden. it looks like a trick question. [ laughter ] >> it is a trick question. >> they were wooden 'til 2005, then they changed to hippo. imagine that. >> it stumped me, too. i have heard people all over the twitter universe saying we all thought it was wood. all of a sudden, it's hippo teeth. when did this occur? >> 2005 we found out. >> we had a dentist and them. >> now we're all a lot smarter. >> thank you for participating. >> back inside oh, no. we'll be back in three minutes. how do you keep an older car running like new? you ask a fordtomer. when they tell you that you need your oil changed you got to bring it in.
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